Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ev did a bit better....

You can tell Ava is just thinking, how undignified....

Happy Halloween

Ohhhh... NOT a happy camper this year - the lion cub costume not a puppy favorite. Ava is pulling her Yorkshire, British, upper class attitude on me and making it next to impossible to get a Halloween pic this year. But I am LMAO trying... :-))))

Saturday, October 30, 2010


In the constant tug of war between Mom and Dad and whether a tree should never be cut and whether many trees should be cut - there is a beautiful middle where lots of big trees come down to let others grow bigger and grander AND there is actually light in my house. Dad can look at landscape like I can look at interiors - lots of people can't see what we see something looking like but then voila - Ahhhhh!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Group shot from Danforth

Loved having DownEast Magazine's book launch event at Danforth with their latest cookbooks being released. This is the Swan ladies of Portland with DownEast Publisher, John Viehman.

Chris Holt, Mary Herbert, John, me and Erica. FUN NIGHT.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Chris Holt and her husband Scott at the DownEast Magazine event at the Danforth last week.


Thought this particularly lush green today for late October but I suppose moss doesn't turn red.... 2.5 miles, yet Ava is standing here starting at me and barking non stop. WHAT would it take to wear this girl out?? sigh.... now she is eating my notes for the staff meeting tomorrow.... sigh again...

Monday, October 25, 2010

Nashville Unplugged

Time to bring NU to Maine. Finding Maine venues for Nashville Unplugged in December. Can't wait. Aaron Benward with Brian McComus and Keith Andersen. I remember playing Pickin' Wildflowers over and over and over again. In fact, I think it was the first song I downloaded to my ipod.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Jordan Stream

Mom and Ava and I added on the Jordan Stream loop today - 3 good, fast miles. The leaves are slowly going away though.... Only 16 more to get to 100.

Evelyn Swan, web designer... ;-)

with the help of Mac!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Princess Erica

Erica at MAR Covention wearing my "crown" ring in the proper way.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Quote of the Day from No Kill Nation

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter the sort of house I lived in, what my bank account was, or the car I drove....but the world may be different because I was important in the life of the animals and the creatures on this earth."
~Author Unknown

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Branding Ads...

My Grey Havens Inn photo, that has become our Maine's Inn/B&B Specialists' branding ad in 2010, now feaatures a property under contract. That is a GREAT thing. If the worst thing that happens is I need a new branding ad... so be it :-)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

New friend for Ava...

I keep running ideas by Ava for new friends she might like to have. Now we want to meet this little guy. AND we want him to stay little forever and live with us.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Astounded by the views from a house we visited yesterday...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Maine Association of REALTORS Banquet

OK, DEFINITELY showing age in this shot by Bradley Stager but it is all about the FANSTASTIC new earrings from Sam Shaw's in Northeast Harbor. My first time wearing my gorgeous gift from clients. THANK YOU!! Dee and David :-)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Western Prom, Portland

Want to make people pay attention? A $450,000 price reduction should do it!

Monday, October 11, 2010


I think this is one of the coolest locations in Bar Harbor, funky, contemporary house on it's own cove. L O V E IT! Should have sold by now!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ev wanted this shot...

Instead of a winding road of unknowns, this is straight and to the point.

Ava is just pooped....

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I love today :-)

At 2:00 I already had tons of work done, AND gone on a walk on Mr. Rockefeller's Carriage Roads with Mom, Dad, Ava and Mulligan (Mug even got to be off leash because Grampa was there to handle him.... kinda ;-) NOW Ava and I have harvested the rest of the basil and it is pesto making time.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Love this shot that is one of 40 I took of one of my listings today, kind of random but that is what I like...

Thursday, October 7, 2010


If Ava doesn't get a walk tomorrow on Carriage Roads she is just going to pack a bag and go herself. Sometimes we need to be given a little push to stop working for a little while, we can't always be the ones that initiate things. Yes, we are talking to YOU! :-)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010

saturday night at casa ava

ava and i are dancing around the livivng room to rodney atkins concert

if youre going through hell
keep on moving
dont slow down
if youre scared dont show it
you might get out before the devil even knows youre there